COTS components in space: overcoming the fear of risk

source: Intelligent-Aerospace article By Dan Friedlander Retired following 44 years in components engineering Traditional space and military specification (MIL-SPEC) components have long proven to meet the requirements of various aerospace and defense applications; nevertheless, these successes do not come free of failures.

The Future Of LIDAR For Automotive Applications

source: ECN article by Markus Bilger, Viavi Solutions. There’s no doubt that technology innovation is disrupting the automotive industry. The concept of turning your car into a robot that provides you with ultimate convenience on the road, while dramatically improving safety, is appealing and exciting. As cars become more automated, they also provide opportunities for […]

The Humble Busbar with Integrated Film Capacitor Helps Boost EV DC Link Efficiency

source: ECN news by Dominik Pawlik, Technical Marketing Manager, Rogers Corp., Power Electronics Solutions Div. Electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in numbers worldwide as an increasing amount of automotive manufacturers produce their own versions of the electric car. While these vehicles are still limited in range by the charge capacity of their batteries, the number […]

Ohmcraft Ultra-High Resistance Resistors Enable Piezoelectric Sensors to Function in Variety of Applications

source: EIN Presswire news ROCHESTER, N.Y., USA, August 17, 2017 — Piezoelectric sensors—which measure changes in pressure, acceleration, temperature, strain or force by converting them to an electrical charge*—are utilized in countless applications. From keeping time inside a clock to sensing pressure on the screen of a smartphone, from detecting a car crash for the […]

Vishay ENYCAP™ Electrical Double-Layer Energy Storage Capacitors Offer Extended Capacitance Values in Additional Case Sizes

source:Vishay news MALVERN, Pa. — Aug. 16, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced an extension to its 220 EDLC ENYCAP™ series of electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting, power backup, and UPS power source applications. Available in power and energy versions with high stability, the Vishay BCcomponents devices now deliver […]

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

source: Energy Harvesting Journal news Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of […]

PCNS final programme issued

EPCI, Brno 11.8.2017 September 12-15th 2017 Brno University of Technology BUT will host the first international passive components networking symposium PCNS jointly organised by European Passive Components Institute EPCI and BUT. Final programme is now available at the conference website.